Cherwell lottery grants available to local good causes


£10,000 has been raised for the grant scheme by lottery players

Local good causes are being encouraged to take advantage of a grant from funds raised by the Cherwell Lottery.

The Cherwell District Council fundraising scheme has £10,000 available.   Groups registered as Cherwell Lottery good causes can apply for up to £1,000.   The cash can be used to support revenue or capital projects that meet one or more of Cherwell Lottery’s “healthy, resilient and engaged communities” funding priorities.

When players buy their Cherwell Lottery tickets they can either choose to donate directly to a named organization or add their donation to the central fund.   Its this money which finances the grant scheme.

Over 80 local causes have benefited from funds raised since the lottery was established in 2019.

Councillor Phil Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Healthy and Safe Communities, said: “I want to thank all the people that take part in the lottery as players. Each ticket you buy really does make a difference to the lives of our residents and communities.

“Thanks to the funds raised by our players, local groups and organisations registered as lottery good causes can continue with their worthwhile work that benefits and supports everyone across the district.

“With our 2024 grant now accepting applications, I encourage any group registered as a Cherwell Lottery good cause to apply if they need help developing any current or future projects.”

The closing date for applications is February 23.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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